The music press ain't totally dead, as Careless Talk and Organ both attest. But launched this week - at a party where members of DiS broke the excess barriers and got battered on bottle after bottle from the free bar - is a new mag to add to your rag rack. It's called BANG! and some of the folks from DiS are involved in it (the DiS editor is doing a regular column called Transit and contributing news).
The first issue includes a big interview with Flaming Lips, The Warlocks, Ladytron, and The Darkness. Plus loads of record reviews, everyone from Aphex Twin to White Stripes and back again via Evan Dando and Steven Wells Attacking Sonic Youth.
Pretty good read, first issue's only £1, next month's issue has a free cd. It's available everywhere, even WHSmith. Check out bangmagazine.co.uk for more info.
DiScuss: What do you think of the mag? Why on earth have they let the editor of DiS loose in its pages?